Category : Poems
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Had such a divide.
I saw myself in a tomb
But stayed quiet from fear and pride.
Teacher, my head is down
So leave me alone, I would beg and plead.
I knew the word but couldn't make out the sounds-
Sometimes in that moment, I forgot how to read.
An entire test came and went in a breeze
And somehow I'm not even finished.
Everyone is performing with such ease
While I was still trying to process a sentence.
At home, anger plagued those not to blame
And I would weep for myself and those who loved me most.
A school, my dark skin ensured everyone knew my name
But outside of that, I always felt like a ghost.